Does swollen lymphnodes mean HIV?

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I was sexually assaulted back in Feburary. First sexual encounter ever. From what happened there was no penetration or fluid exchange. So I thought I didn't need to be worried. But the week of July 1st I got sick. On July 1st I had an appointment for something unresolved and got Lamasil. A pill. Took it that night and the next morning I woke up with a swollen lymphnode. Now it's been 3 weeks later and it's still there, it's gotten smaller but it's still there. Please help me id rather have anything else than HIV. I couldn't deal. I couldn't live with something like HIV from that monster

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    Moso,

    Are you getting any kind of support?  A popular symptom of trauma is 'minimizing'; I'm ok, I'll be ok, etc.

    Do you have a rape crisis center available where you can talk to someone who is experienced with this kind of trauma.  

    You don't have to suffer in silence.  It's good that you are reaching out here but live support (with someone experienced) is what you deserve.

    Take care,

    DL

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      Hi Dave. Great advice! I couldn't have said it better myself.  Even though I had never been assaulted in that manner. I could only imagine the mental pain of the assault and then (5) months later issues occurred. I would be out of my mind in fear. I feel very badly for this young lady, I wish her the very best.  You're very kind & understanding. You're an angel in disguise.  Two thumbs up to you!

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    Hmmm get this checked out. I wonder if it was the Lamisil? Maybe a reaction to it? I Pray it's nothing more than a reaction to the Lamisil. Good luck and definately reach out to a doctor about getting tested for HIV if it gives you peace of mind. Again good luck and praying for a great outcome for you ??

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